The protection of the environment enters the Italian constitution

The protection of the environment enters the Italian constitution

In a historic vote, Italy has made protecting the environment and the ecosystems part of its constitution.  

On the 8th of February, the parliament approved a law that ensures the safeguard of ecosystems and biodiversity for the next generations. 

This change to the constitution means that the environment by the economy as the private industries cannot harm the animals and the climate anymore. 

The decision to include the environment safeguard in the Italian constitution has been accepted with enthusiasm and hope by politicians and activists. 

For the occasio, Roberto Cingolani, the Minister of Ecological Transition said: “ I think it is an epocal day. It is right that the protection of the environment, biodiversity and ecosystems become a founding value of our Republic, it is an essential step for a country like Italy which is facing its own ecological transition.”

“Today’s vote represents a historical fact,” says Donatella Bianchi, president of WWF Italy.

“Finally, environmental protection becomes a fundamental principle of the Republic to which future legislation will have to be inspired and to which past legislation will have to adapt.”